Music Reviews

This weeks update is all about the latest soulful vocal releases, we hope you enjoy as much as we do...

Inaky Garcia & Misteralf featuring Sandy Soul "Paradise" (HSR Records CD Promo)

HSR Records continue to truly impress with their constant flow of soulful gems, this week is no exception as they have two stunning new releases ready. First up with have "Paradise" by Inaky Garcia and Misteralf who team up with singer Sandy Soul to present a summery production built around a spell binding organic backing, grand saxophone, lush keys and Sandy Soul's beautiful emotive vocals. The remix is courtesy of Guido P who somewhat relaxes the vibe on his expertly crafted summery re-imagination.

Soulbridge featuring Curtis Clark "I miss you" (HSR Records CD Promo)

The second new release for this week from HSR Records is the stellar "I miss you" by Soulbridge and vocalist Curtis Clark, a glamorous production using a contaminous funked-up backdrop as playground for illustrious jazzy keys and the unmistakable deeply felt vocals of Curtis Clark. On remix duty are Soul Groove serving a fervid soul/funk infused interpretation and DJ Umbi dropping a rich organic soul oozing rendition. By no means to be missed.

ZwithyDeQuiver featuring Ndeka'Phill "Azania" (House of Stone CD Promo)

From South Africa's ZwithyDeQuiver (aka Onkarabetse Mangweng) comes "Azania", an utterly tantalizing slightly dark slice of afro deepness featuring the enticing vocals of Ndeka'Phill alongside inebriant keys, ethereal chords and thrilling rhythms. The package comes complete with a breathtaking selection of remixes from the likes of K-one & Mojere, SoulLab, Smallistic, Louis Lunch, Kay-9ine, Dvine Brothers, Efkay and Da Vynalist all adding their unique deep/afro touch, giving you almost limitless options to work the floor and dancers...

House Victimz featuring Stones & Bones "Sax machine" (House of Stone CD Promo)

House Victimz join forces with Stones & Bones for "Sax machine", an utterly tantalizing afro house production fusing deeper-than-deep afrotastic rhythms with seductive vocals, classy saxophone, delectable keys and dreamy chords. The 'Afro Soul Mix' gives the track a sun drenched organic feel perfect for those hot summer nights.

Hallex M "Preach" (Global Diplomacy Productions CD Promo)

Next up on Global Diplomacy Production is the uplifting feel-good anthem "Preach" by French born, Hong Kong based Hallex M. To cut right to the chase, the ruthlessly stompin' rhythms together with the grandiose organ ride and inspiring preacher vocal are guaranteed to cast a spell on you and send the dance floor into a frenzy...

Don Corey Washington "Hallaluyah we go'n pray" (D#Sharp Records CD Promo)

Last year, we introduced you to "Praise my maker" by Don Corey Washington, now we proudly present you his forthcoming single "Hallaluyah we go'n pray". This amazing inspirational song is produced by Joe Flame who lets Don Corey Washington's inimitable gospel tinged vocals shine, together with the inexorably thumpin' rhythms and sublime keys they create an entrancing truly uplifting feel you can't resist to dance to.

Kischa Link "I Thought you were the one" (D#Sharp Records CD Promo)

Kischa Link returns to D#Sharp Records, following up her previous hit singles "Moving on" and "Shine your light on me", with the Joe Flame produced "I thought you were the one" an unadulterated soulful thumper with resistless rhythms leading the way for intriguing jazzy keys, lush chords and Kischa Link's unmistakable passionate vocals. Put differently, top-notch soulful house music.

Joyce Sims "Love song" (AceBeat Music CD Promo)

Legendary singer Joyce Sims (remember here all-time classics "All and all", "Lifetime love" and "Come into my life"?) returned in 2015 with the wonderful album "Love song" (released through her own August Rose Records label), now AceBeat Music present mind-blowing up-tempo remixes by Derrick Ricky Nelson & DJ Sir Charles Dixon of the album's title track. Quite simply, these re-imaginations are sheer musical bliss, keeping the spirit of the original alive yet transforming the song into an inspiring truly soulful 4/4 affair on the main 'HouseWerQ' mixes, with the 'HouseWerQ AfroHut' mixes being on a hypnotizing sligthly afrocentric tip.

Kenny Bobien "Set them free" (2016 Remixes)(SoundMen on Wax Records CD Promo)

In 200, Kenny Bobien released his paramount "Blessed - A Gospel Dance Theory" long player which included an ingenious cover version of Sting's seminal "Set them free" (later remixed by the likes of Rocco, Soul Central and Jepthe Guillaume). Now come fresh remixes of this unforgettable gem by DJ Umbi who contributes a super soulful yet vibrant rework, while from Manjit, YoshiFumi and Chris Vega comes a truly eclectic selection of contemporary deep house workouts sure to set the dance floor on fire.

Lino Cannavacciuolo "Sa lughe" (Dazzle Drums Remixes)(Double Cheese Records CD Promo)

Back in March, we reviewed the wonderful Mario Bianco and Luyo remixes of "Sa lughe" by Neapolitan violin maestro Lino Cannavacciuolo and Sardinian singer Elena Ledda. Now Japan's own Dazzle Drums add their signature touch, with the result being a truly one-of-a-kind collection of darker deep house remixes taking the unrivaled lyrical vocals to uncharted truly hypnotizing yet mysterious grounds.

Doug Gomez "Elegua" (Merecumbe Soul Remix)(CD Promo)

DJ/producer Doug Gomez recently made this marvelous song available for free download on his Soundcloud page, and we highly recommend you get your copy as long as its available... To come to the point, "Elegua" is a splendid fusion of thrilling afro-tribal flavored rhythms with spellbinding vocal chants and enticing synth melodies altogether spreading a mesmerizing feel guaranteed to jam-pack the floor.

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